Low-Cost Method for Metal Nano-Coating of Anisotropic Carbon Fibers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911SR-11-C-0037
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4510
Amount: $729,999.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: A09-009
Solitcitation Number: 2009.1
Small Business Information
Aegis Technology
3300 A Westminister Ave., Santa Ana, CA, -
Duns: 112614594
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Timothy Lin
 Technical Director
 (714) 554-5511
 timlin@aegistech.net
Business Contact
 Bob Liu
Title: President
Phone: (714) 554-5511
Email: management@aegistech.net
Research Institution
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Abstract
In this SBIR project, Aegis Technology proposes to develop a low-cost, scalable coating process capable of producing highly conductive metal nano-coating for carbon fibers. The resultant coated fibers would be excellent attenuators in the microwave frequencies(including millimeter wave). In the accomplished Phase I, Aegis has successfully demonstrated the feasibility of the proposed approach, identified the direction for further improvement, and established a solid basis for the process optimization and scaling up that will be carried out in this Phase II. Based upon the findings and success of the Phase I, in this the Phase II project, Aegis will: (1) develop and demonstrate a novel metal nano-coating technology and the resultant highly conductive metal-coated carbon fibers with excellent extinction coefficient in microwave frequencies; (2) further identify the underlying technical issues that govern the fabrication and performance of the metal nano-coated carbon fibers and address the technical issues related with process optimizations and scaling up; (3) use this knowledge to design and manufacture such high-performance metal coated carbon fibers that exhibit optical/electrical performances as required by Army; and (4) implement technology transfer for potential mass production that satisfies or even exceed all of the required performance metrics.In addition, we will also address the issues related with dispersion, packing and dissemination of metal nano-coated carbon fibers, which are essential to transfer this technology into potential field tests and subsequent military applications.

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